Photographer's Note

One of the wonderful tenors and pianists of Duo Fina performing the aria Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot during a concert given at Syntagma Square. In the photo he's singing the "ce" from the triumphant last word "vincero'!" (I shall win!)

I used my sister's shoulder as a tripod:)

From Wikipedia:

Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni.

Though Puccini's first interest in the subject was based on his reading of Friedrich Schiller's adaptation of the play, his work is most nearly based on the earlier text Turandot by Carlo Gozzi. The original story is based on the epic Turan-Dokht from the book Haft-Peykar, work of 12th-century Persian poet Nizami. The opera's story is set in China and involves Prince Calàf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death. Calàf passes the test, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. He offers her a way out: if she is able to learn his name before dawn the next day, then at daybreak he will die.

[In this aria] the Prince waits for dawn and anticipates his victory.

In the workshop, a little scene from the square.

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